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Vermont commemorates civil unions with historic-site marker

Stan Baker speaks on the State House lawn in Montpelier, Vt., during the dedication of a new state historic marker on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Vermont is commemorating its first-in-the-nation civil union law and subsequent marriage equality legislation with the historic site marker on its State House lawn. Vermont became the first state to grant legal recognition to same-sex couples with its civil union legislation in 2000. (Stefan Hard/The Times Argus via AP)


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